When Kelis released her debut album ‘Kaleidoscope’ back in 1999 I was completely in love with ‘Get Along With You’. The delicate strings, her emotion filled voice and of course the dark haunting video, which got its fair share of air time on MTV.
Now over a decade letter one of London’s young rising stars is back with a refix of the track and he has certainly done a great job of bringing it up to date. Using string synths and a fairly heavy beat in parts, MNEK has reworked this track into something of a synth pop spectacular. The track still maintains the same sad sorrowful feeling which is an achievement in itself with the dramatic alterations to production, but it is perhaps his sometimes gritty vocal that adds a believable sense of pleading to the song.
It is so rare for some one so young to rework a song so well, but it just goes to demonstrate this 17 year old’s great talent’s. If this is what he can do with a track that was out when he was 5 it will be very intriguing to see what he will be offering up with his own album next year.
Click the audio box below to have a listen to MNEK’s fabulous re-work